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Covid-19: Angola with record number of 81 cases and three more deaths

The Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, announced this Monday 81 more cases of covid-19 in Angola, a record in one day, as well as three new fatalities.

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Among the 81 infected people identified in the last 24 hours, six are from Cabinda, one from Bengo and one from Uíje, and the remaining 73 from Luanda.

They are between 4 and 93 years of age, 60 male and 21 female.

The three cases that resulted in death are of Angolan nationality. They are two men, 59 and 53 years old, with associated comorbidities, who were admitted to the Military Hospital, and a 31 year old woman, at the Clínica Sagrada Esperança

With the 81 cases, the country now accumulates 1280 infections, of which 58 deaths, 476 recovered, including 15 in the last 24 hours, and 746 active, of which 20 are severe and four are critically ill.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 689,000 lives and infected more than 18.1 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

In Africa, there are 20,288 confirmed deaths in more than 957,000 infected in 55 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics on that continent.

Among the African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Equatorial Guinea leads in number of cases and deaths (4821 infected and 83 deaths), followed by Cape Verde (2583 cases and 25 deaths), Guinea-Bissau (1981 cases and 26 deaths), Mozambique (1973 cases and 14 deaths), Angola (1280 infected and 58 deaths) and São Tomé and Príncipe (871 cases and 15 deaths).